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Thomas Was Alone needs your company

Thomas Was Alone, the iPad adaptation of the hit PC and console platformer, proves that you don't need flashy graphics to create an emotional attachment between a player and a character. You see, Thomas is nothing more than a small red block, but by the end of the game's epic story you'll...

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The Steam Summer Sale is now live, prepare your credit card

Steam's annual summer sale is finally live, and that means massive discounts on some of the service's hottest games. As always, the sale features not only daily discounts on a rotating selection of games, but also flash sales that pop up throughout the sale, which is scheduled to end on June...

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Play It On A Mac: Spintires

In this weekly series I'll show you how to get your favorite Windows-exclusive PC games running on OS X. For more information on the programs used, check out the Play It On A Mac explainer. For suggestions and/or questions about any game, feel free to contact me on Twitter. Spintires is an...

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Apple drops price of Apple TV in Europe and other news for June 18, 2014

This afternoon we've got one gadget that keeps the kids fit, one that encourages them to sit and play games and finally, a price drop for the Apple TV. Onward! X-Doria introduces wireless activity and sleep tracker for kids. This is the first product of its type that we've seen directed at...

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The iPad mini finally gets its own MFi game controller

Wikipad, the company behind the Android gaming tablet of the same name, is tossing its Android exclusivity out the window with the announcement of a new iPad mini game controller accessory. The Wikipad 7, which debuted roughly a year ago, features a slide-on controller peripheral that many...

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Angry Birds Transformers is coming, and hopefully Michael Bay isn't involved

Angry Birds has never taken itself too seriously, which is probably why so many people absolutely adore the franchise. From the original physics puzzler to crossovers with Star Wars and Rio, and even a cart racing game, you can't really fault Rovio for giving players what they want -- which...

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VVVVVV is still vvvvvvery difficult on iOS

Are you looking for a game that will challenge you? No? How about a game that will frustrate you? Still not interested? How about a game that will, at times, make you wish you could snap your iPhone in half, cover it in gasoline, melt it into a puddle, then scoop up the remains and throw it into a...

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Gamers and developers are giving up on second screen experiences

At E3 2012 and 2013, you couldn't go five minutes without hearing a game developer or executive pushing second screen experiences. Xbox SmartGlass, the PlayStation App, Battlefield 4 Commander, and even teasers for games like The Division were all about getting you to use your iPad or iPhone...

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Square Enix prepares to disappoint Final Fantasy fans with Final Fantasy VII G-Bike

Everyone wants a full Final Fantasy VII remake for modern consoles and/or PC, and everyone wants a true Final Fantasy VII port for iOS to follow the first six games that are already released on the platform. But rather than doing what everyone wants, Square Enix is giving one of the more obscure...

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite journeys to North American iOS devices

Monster Hunter fans have always had a reason to love mobile devices, as many of the best games in the series have come out for the likes of the Sony PSP and Nintendo 3DS, but now the iOS twins are ready to get in on the action. Developer Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, a...

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Zombie Highway just won't die

Zombies are everywhere on the App Store, and it can be pretty easy to roll your eyes at a new game featuring the shuffling undead. Zombie Highway debuted way back in 2010, making it one of the earlier games to pit you against brain-chomping corpses, and the fact that it remains on the App Store's...

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Sugar, Sugar is so very, very sweet

The strangest thing about Sugar, Sugar is that it was released way back in October of 2012, and I'm just now hearing about it. This somewhat strange puzzle game never broke the top 25 in its genre until very recently, but after getting sucked into a longer-than-I-planned play session over a cup of...

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RedShift is a nailbiter of a game for iOS

RedShift (US$1.99) is a tense game that simulates a situation of trying to stop a power facility from exploding. One gets the feel of some action movies where a clock is counting down to the inevitable, but hopefully preventable detonation. The game features side-scrolling game play with excellent...

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Weed Firm disappears from App Store in a puff of smoke

Weed Firm, the surprise App Store hit that rocketed to the #1 spot on the free games list this week, is now gone. But before you get all paranoid, take comfort in the fact that developer Manitoba Games says the game is indeed coming back shortly. According to the official Weed Firm Twitter...

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Table Tennis Touch should be twice as expensive as it is

Four U.S. dollars isn't a whole lot of money. It's what many people pay for a cup of specialty coffee on their way to work every day, and it will barely get you a gallon of gas, but App Store dollars work a bit differently. In the App Store, four dollars is a fortune, and if you're putting a price...

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